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Dov Hammer - Vocals & harmonica Sagi "CG" Shorer - Vocals & Guitar 
Yuval "The wizard of" Oz
- Upright Bass Oren "Hollywood" Avisar - Drums

"CG & The Hammer" is a collaboration between two Blues musicians : Singer/harmonica player Dov Hammer and Guitarist/singer Sagi 'CG' Shorer. When these two American - born Bluesmen first met in Tel Aviv in 1999, both had already paid their dues as sidemen (sharing stages with such blues greats as Paul deLay, Zora Young, Billy Branch and the late King Earnest Baker among others) and leading their own bands. The two soon joined forces to create the "CG & the Hammer" Blues Band. While deeply rooted in the Blues styles of Chicago and Texas, the band has never tried to copy a "classic" sound, instead updating and continuing the evolution of the Blues, and giving it their own unique flavor. Their dynamic stage performance showcases original songs by the band, as well as blues classics from Robert Johnson to B.B. King.

"CG & The Hammer"'s first album "Feels like home" was released in 2002 to great critical acclaim, featuring 12 original blues songs. The band has toured the USA twice, playing in Ohio and Chicago in 2004 and touring Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee in 2005, including festival performances at the "River city" Blues festival in Ohio and the International Blues Challenge in Memphis TN. .

In 2008 "CG & The Hammer" celebrated the belated release of there second album - "Blues Heaven". Recorded 'live' in the studio during 2006, the album features 10 new songs that highlight the band's intense , soulful and innovative style. From Bars to festivals and concert halls, "CG & The Hammer" continue to thrill audiences with a combination of passion, energy and honesty. The music is never a re-creation of sounds from the past, but rather an updated, vital celebration of the Blues as the soundtrack of real life.


CG & the Hammer